El Vez in Midtown Village is huge and kind of looks like the inside of the Please Touch museum, with brightly colored walls and a bicycle hanging from the ceiling. So it’s probably not the best idea for a casual weeknight dinner with a friend, but it’s definitely worthwhile for certain situations - like Happy Hour margaritas or a 30th birthday dinner. They serve upscale Mexican food, and we like their tacos quite a bit, but it’s definitely on the expensive side.
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The Continental Mid-Town
The Continental in Rittenhouse is basically the same as the one in Old City, except this one has an indoor/outdoor rooftop.
Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Tradesman's is a two-story sports bar that serves classic BBQ dishes like brisket and tri-tip.
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Lolita is a small Mexican spot in Midtown Village where you can split some solid tacos and a few margaritas with some friends.
Honest Tom’s Taco Shop
Honest Tom’s is a vegan taco shop near Penn that looks like Snow White’s cottage.
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Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
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